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i. think. i was in. libya heads to the polls to choose a new parliament against the backdrop of bloodshed and chaos breed years since the overthrow of the kids after the regime promised to bring peace and democracy. for sco in europe security watched all good for the troops in eastern ukraine to be extended this renewed battles between the army and local militias rattle the temporary ceasefire. and as opening junk directly cut us off from vital communications satellites we speak to the man on a mission to say. it's
nice to have you company you're watching r.t. international now libyans go to the polls on wednesday to elect a new parliament this is the country's going through the worst violence since the revolution there three years ago since the toppling of moammar gadhafi libya has been on the ship round about swapping one head of state for another in fact whoever is chosen the head of the new parliament is going to be the country's sixth leader in the last two and a half years and aside from the politicians popular support for the. a rogue general who launched a war on militias last month his artie's poor sleep. there was a time when david cameron and his allies paraded the libyan revolution as a win for western democracy. was good to have been said you would how did you like rats but you showed the courage of lions i wish i knew your courage
a time when tony blair's handshake with colonel gadhafi was conveniently forgotten and maybe now the british prime minister might want to forget that the libyan democratic project did not turn out quite as planned libya a two day course and nothing libya is owed to. allah violence state was allowed political stability zation our internal security for its people always out a security in its more dos the point of entry election is underway but the hand of the all seems very far away a spirit of anarchy has taken over libya two months ago parliament was overrun by gunmen and in benghazi they've gone as far as to ban cars being driven at night jihadist militias and gangsters have taken over the streets here it's not the rule of the people it's the rule of thirds. for fear of robbery or other attacks many
gas stations choose to close even though they have an abundance apply and so people start to doubt of there is a stable supply of oil then there are long lines in front of gas stations as the climate of fear intensifies a growing number of libyans look to general relief or have tar as they say via his supporters see him as the only man capable of crushing radical armed groups and building a national army the us excel has promised to rid the country of foreign fighters and with strong links to egypt's new president washington considers him a cia asset but not content with meddling from a far the united states has sparked outrage by seizing a libyan citizen from benghazi. but america came in and kidnapped a person such as the merits of markets are what we might have different opinions about him but this is a libyan citizen no matter who he is we came in and kidnapped someone from benghazi
. we're still powers were quick to praise themselves for the remission if it's in libya and just as fast to disavow all responsibility in being gone see the bombed out ruins from general have ties lost offensive are still smoldering libyans are frustrated but feel powerless even with voting slips in the hands the last time they had a revolution it did not turn out so well policia r.t. well the twenty eleven term or broad economic instability to libya oil production has dropped sharply and so far has failed to reach pretty uprising levels in the g.d.p. it bounced back a little following the revolution but started falling again as public debt steadily rose but the election is now being hailed by many as a way out of the crisis but the director of libya's first policy think tank believes there are still many challenges ahead. well the administrative process of holding a national election is not too difficult to enforce the difficulty is whether or
not. the chosen through the elections are respected by the collective will of the people whether militias or other on groups you know respect the outcomes of the of the election the electoral process and that in itself is a very very difficult. it's a very very typical kind of decision or coming out very very difficult moment there are definite symptoms in libya that could. result in civil conflict and calm put a long strides in conference various militias and amongst various cities. though i would say that's a very very new want conflict that it's it's mainly conflict over financial assets i wouldn't say it's a people versus people who are tired versus town all out on sloat and it wouldn't mimic the revolutionary violence that we saw or three years ago but i would say that there are some dangerous storms the moment still to come this morning playing
with al qaida the cia once considered using a summer bin laden darwin's with the law face to speak kids in pakistan and afghanistan we've got the story in a few minutes time. now the temporary truce in eastern ukraine should be extended that is the call coming from russia and european security watchdog the current cease fire and on friday morning where the fragile truce was broken by we need fighting in the city survey and with kiev accusing local militia of shooting down an army helicopter artie's rahman cross the red is in eastern ukraine for us. months of deadly violence have taken their toll on the citizens in the east of ukraine but there are signs a political solution could be in the offing at ten does it cease fire is now in place and moscow's also taking steps to defuse the situation with president putin calling for russian troops to be disallowed from potentially going into ukraine but
this could all be for nothing if the truth fails to hold. you shouldn't demand disarmament especially in eastern ukraine while radical groups like the right sector are still carrying weapons although it's often been promised that these basically illegal units will lay down their arms they didn't do that they haven't even left my done yet i believe there's no sense in demanding anti-government activists lay down arms under such circumstances and to government fighters agree to a ceasefire put forward by kiev despite an open lack of trust for the capital civilians two are now becoming increasingly supportive of the political drive for peace but anger continues to simmer in the east and west of the country as fighters from both sides continue to defy the plan. our goal is the complete withdrawal fighters and their placement by people from the general staff and the minister of defense the government as well as general let them fight now. it's
a real mess it's those in power who have to fight and of the ordinary people. what's going to put it when you have deputies there or their children or people from the general staff or ministry of defense then it will all come to an end very quickly. shellshocked slow down scans been without electricity food and water supplies for weeks with most of the residents forced to seek shelter in russia where dozens of refugees camps have sprung up those who chose to stay behind however still holds out hope for a political settlement. still it has to be solved by political means not guns. we have to see it at the negotiation table otherwise this question one day so because the most important thing is life would give life to our children and what they see now is war i don't want my kids to leave like this so to cut the world we
need to have hope we need to have peace this friday the last day of the ceasefire may prove it during points showing whether the shaky truce will hold or simply break down it remains to be seen that a couple of days is enough for dialogue to prevail over fighting among koester of artsy donetsk ukraine. meanwhile the u.s. and u.k. are still threatening russia with further sanctions you could head to r.t. dot com to find out why and to follow our live updates on the crisis in ukraine. now a game of real life space invaders is being played out over our heads expensive satellites risk being hit by an increasing amount of space junk. but to stop collisions like this one steps are being taken my colleague spoke to an entrepreneur who has the technology for sweeping changes in space. our daily lives depend
a totally dependent on the satellite on a city like technologies like communications whether broadcasting g.p.s. so we should keep it that's this assett to be very sustainable summarize for me if you can exactly the plan that your company has for reducing the danger of space debris we left to be moved top two hundred fifty agree the largest distillery so that we guess tubby lies the destiny of the inner space objects he space and to do that we are now designing the catch a satellite which sticks to the they were in a big them down to their atmosphere and then in also the mother ship which paints six had to satellites the other for example if you're something wacky lost by hitting by debris it would have taken one of five years to reach precede in more than one hundred millions to cover it so that's
a huge. so green is green paste an executive from the organization has been called flying back and forth to wood despite that empty egg campaign we'll bring you this story from the price. you claim and the prospects of peace a preliminary talks of a limited nature are underway to avoid an all out civil war so it remains to be seen whether the regime in can be seriously today one thing is certain violence only divides ukraine. and. the. economic up and downs in the final months day the longer the deal sang i and the rest because i think be a little be everything we can all to. be
martin the stories we cover here we're not going to hear any rounds of our big story the extra headlines and talkers a reason they don't want him to now about that are important general rules that we should all be completely out now let's break the set. on america and the financial world. talked to goldman cannot stop exuberance only take the credit not going to get it in life there are good and there are fucked. welcome to you now if drones satellites and tracking devices to thwart pakistan were not enough the cia was also once considering to plan to wage war with toys
that is according to report by the spy agency. who's got the details. the toy market is a lucrative industry generating a reported eighty four billion dollars in global revenue and it makes sense everywhere around the world toys generally make kids happy except when the cia gets involved according to the washington post the spy agency concocted a plan in two thousand and five to develop osama bin ladin demon dolls aimed at scaring children and their parents the goal to instill fear in families that would cause them to turn away from the real terrorist the twelve inch figurines were painted with dissolving material designed to peel off and reveal a red faced demon like creature with pure c. and a black facial markings the code name for the project was devil eyes the plan was to distribute the toys to children in afghanistan and pakistan where the cia was
trying to win hearts and minds the cia claims only three prototypes were developed before the project was canceled however a source tells the washington post that hundreds of bin ladin demon action figures were developed and sent to karate in two thousand and six although the cia did not move forward with the covert operation one of the creepy demon figures reportedly remains at the agency's headquarters reporting from washington d.c. marina point i r r t. well the cia claims the project was halted once prototypes were developed but sources in china close to the project said hundreds of the voodoo like fighters were delivered to pakistan middle east and the south and fatty things were a better way of helping children. psychological war or fear is. a weapon in any struggle in modern day warfare but it's not the only.
factor that defines these kinds of. measures that the usually the secret service or intelligence community takes in fight think there is however since these action figure those words that excludes children who try to create live music in the subconscious that bin laden is a devil or mana devil or what he represents and suffer i believe maybe a different approach like investing in the u.k. should of these children would be of much higher results. not a bad lot of the spanish national football team didn't and they've been booted out of the world cup competition metric was eliminated when lightning struck the plane carrying the place back to madrid you had to our website at r.t. dot com for the details. and while you that check out high british doctors are
greenpeace may be campaigning for us to cut down on travel because of carbon emissions but when it comes to their chiefs they seem to have a different attitude to one of the group's top executives has flown from luxembourg to amsterdam and back on a daily basis the charity's expense since twenty twelve not counting the huge cost to the organization his travel has amounted to over seven tons of carbon dioxide that's the equivalent of almost three tons of recycled waste the same as one household annual electricity consumption and consuming seventeen barrels of oil a man and has the same carbon footprint according to the u.s. environmental protection agency run holiday wrote a book about green pieces policies and he believes their words very often do not match their actions. most observers are proud. of critical is especially when you
hear executives that making it as as a compromise between you know the needs of a business and impacting the environment which is basically exactly what greenpeace others not to do what i assume that what people are upset about is greenpeace is very public about condemning others for their decisions and their you know sort of environmental impact and then in private or behind closed doors is sort of doing whatever they personally thing is best or personally benefits down and that's where you see charges that are sort of piracy you know greenpeace because it hasn't all michiru or because they simply have a noble mission they are somehow. you know above the rules or can do whatever they think is right and that kind of relativity creates the problems that we're talking about now. the russian city of novosibirsk is blanketed in clouds of smoke at the
moment after a half constructed shopping center caught fire at least two people have been taken to hospital with burns residents of several nearby buildings had been evacuated because of the heavy smoke because of the fire which damaged several stories of the building still. some other news now starting with paris where police have cracked down on striking rail workers over five hundred people gathered in the center of the capital angry plans to prioritize part of the national rail service the demonstrators also demanded unemployment insurance for part time workers scuffles erupted when riot police tried to push their taxes off the main railway workers in paris have been on strike for two weeks now continuing from a national strike. a plane has been shot at as it came in to land in the northern pakistan city of peshawar leaving one person dead and injuring three more in a group says they carried out the attack but militants are currently active in the
tribal northwest regions of the country. politicians in the u.k. have been sounding the alarm over the influx of immigrants from romania and bulgaria after brussels lifted me employment restrictions for than this year but latest figures show the number of remaining guerin's working in britain has actually dropped since then meanwhile it appears many brits actually choose to leave the u.k. and settle down and remain here as our piece going off reports. that michael is british but spent most of his life outside the u.k. his father worked in the military and the family has done its fair share of globetrotting but it's in romania where mike decided to settle down and open a board he's been running for five years now i like the opportunity to say i love my life and my best still the nightlife you know i like to party and it's one of the reasons why i went into this business i love the people climates the culture so
you know and the media you see more than welcoming since the beginning of this year they've been able to travel and work all over the e.u. some british deputies worried immigrants could start flooding in even suggested running a scare campaign to put them off coming to the u.k. the remaining press saw the letter side of the situation and started campaigning for british citizens to move here and work instead since romania's access into the e.u. one thousand and seven brits no longer have to register when they move here so it's hard to say the exact number of them living here but according to the british embassy it's somewhere between three and four thousand and some have even made a business out of helping other newcomers to get started in this country like another british ex-pat who left the u.k. eight years ago after his eighty company went bankrupt he makes a living here by helping other ex-pats register firms find staff buy property and offers other help before in business men may need one setting up shop rumania has
a long long way to go before it could be perceived as. a western european tight cunt. for myself. romania is far from the wealthiest of the e.u. states in fact with the average salary of less than four hundred month it's one of the poorest but to the surprise of many word of a mass exodus of romanians to the rest of the e.u. this country has actually given thousands of westerners opportunities they couldn't find at home. up next the nineteenth nationally is a break in the set but abby martin if you're watching us in the u.k. afshin rattansi and getting underground.
train in the prospects of peace preliminary talks of a limited nature are underway to avoid an all out civil war though it remains to be seen whether the regime in can be serious today one thing is certain violence phoney divides ukraine. you know general macarthur once said americans never quit that was when there was something worth fighting for before a fraud was the only way of life post gold standard abandonment and bankruptcy before the population group morbidly obese down in bargain cans of processed food bought at the company's store wal-mart where their food stamps what the furthest before the arrows were filled the patriotic scoundrels demanding perpetual war which can never be funded by a low wage high food stamp economy. right from the scene. of. the first street to you and i were being butchered.
what's up everyone i might be martin and this is breaking up the set today the fastest growing criminal enterprise worldwide sadly revolves around human trafficking and in fact international profits from labor and sexual exploitation of individuals make up an estimated thirty two billion dollar industry that when we hear the term human trafficking we might not immediately think of the u.s. but the truth is that tens of thousands of people many of them children are bought and sold as sex slaves all across the country according to government records the f.b.i. is innocence lost program has recovered some thirty six hundred children from sexual exploitation over the last ten years and just yesterday after a weeklong operation spanning more than one hundred american cities the agency reported that the rescue of one hundred sixty eight children were subjected to sex trafficking is nationwide sting also resulted in the arrests of two hundred eighty
one alleged pimps with the help of local law enforcement now while the rescue of these children is certainly great news it's worth pointing out that the covert nature of human trafficking means the vast majority of these crimes go unpunished especially considering that government officials often turn a blind eye or even help the silicate the trafficking but if you want to help get involved in the fight visit the website for the national human trafficking resource center appalled the human trafficking hotline because until every one of values life the same the most innocent and hope helpless among us. will continue to be swept into the dragnet of the sickening practice. of the pledge it was a really very hard to take the. law that are stacked with that hurt their little. league.
the to. lead. the. league. if you've ever heard the saying you are your job you know this notion is no more true than right here in america to the u.s. prides itself on having one of the strongest worth ethics in the world and if you're not constantly occupied with your work it's seen as a sign of weakness and laziness according the organization for economic cooperation and development americans work more than nearly every other country in the industrialized world the average american age twenty five to fifty four with at least one child spends nearly nine hours
a day engage in work less than three hours for leisure and a pathetic one point two caring for others is a really any wonder that parents have almost no time for their kids starting from the moment they're born because perhaps the most stunning part of our and samey intensive work culture is that this country does not require companies to offer parental leave that's a problem that's so evident and it's even got me attention at the white house yesterday obama hosted a summit on working families where he strongly condemned the american parental leave policy saying quote many women can. even get a paid day off to give birth and that's a pretty low bar there's only one developed country in the world that does not offer paid maternity leave and that's us and that's not a list you want to be on your lonesome it's time to change that wow well for once i couldn't agree more now whether or not these words will be to action is an entirely different story in fact the us isn't just the only country in the industrialized world to not offer paid parental leave.